Language Plus
Deborah Achhorner
Habuelstrasse 152
8704 Herrliberg
ph +41 793862972
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Language Plus brings Scientific Learning Corporation's Fast ForWord® programmes to Switzerland.

Based on over 30 years of proven scientific research and available to students in more than 40 countries around the world, Fast ForWord helps children from 4 years of age to end high school struggling with English language skills. This may include those with speech and language difficulties; a diagnosis of auditory processing disorder, dyslexia, autism, ADD or ADHD; and those those with difficulties processing verbal instructions, processing information, memory retention, concentrating, focusing attention.

Fast Forword can also help non-English speaking background and bi-lingual students strengthen their English language abilities.

Fast ForWord is a series of computer based programmes that are worked on at home, on a daily basis. The exercises increase brain activity in the areas critical for processing language. Neural pathways are developed; results are lasting.

Language and reading abilities are improved because the programmes strengthen core skills such as phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, decoding, working memory, syntax, grammar. Studies repeatedly show that achievement gains in reading of 1 to 2 grade year levels in as little as 8 to 12 weeks are achievable. A student's overall performance also improves because cognitive skills are enhanced; self esteem goes up, motivation and behaviour can be positively affected as the student integrates more successfully in the classroom.

For further information on what is Fast ForWord, how and why does it work, please visit our website or call Deborah Achhorner to discuss how we can help your child.

posted: 25.01.11





Clare Holenstein has over thirty years experience working as a speech and language therapist in Switzerland and the United Kingdom and is registered with both the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and Zürcher Berufsverband der Logopädinnen und Logopäden (ZBL).

In 1996 Clare founded The Learning Room, a needs led practice offering speech and language therapy, educational support, assessment and consultation for children and young people with special needs as well as those simply requiring a little extra support.

The Learning Room provides treatment and support tailored to the specific needs of each child or young person, working closely with parents and schools providing an individualised, integrated service.

Since it’s foundation, The Learning Room has established an excellent reputation for quality of care, service and expertise in both Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

The Learning Room is conveniently located in the heart of Zürich and easily accessible by car and public transport.

The Learning Room
Fröhlichstrasse 56, 8008 Zürich
Tel: 043 488 6260
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posted: 30.08.11

Gabrielle Schaechter-Maxwell
Speech and Language Therapy 
Bellariastrasse 45
8038 Zuerich
Tel: 044 481 31 32
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English speaking Speech and Language Therapist with over 28 years of experience working with children and adults with diverse speech and language difficulties. Qualified member and licensed to practice by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (UK), the DLV (German speaking Speech and Language Therapists Association) and ZBL (Zurich Speech and Language Therapy Association). Also recognised to practise by various Cantonal Swiss authorities. 

updated: 09.12.13, 20.10.20

speech language therapist
via Pelli 11
6900 Lugano
Phone: +41 (0)91 921 2271

I am an English-speaking speech language therapist with over 20 years clinical experience. I work with both adults and children with a wide range of communication difficulties. I have a private practice and consult as part of the learning support team at the American school in Lugano. 15 years of academic teaching and a number of publications in peer reviewed journals. I have a Masters degree and am registered in Australia, Canada, South Africa and

posted: 22.04.12

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